UNC Offers Ala. Athlete

Caleb Peterson isn't the only Auburn (Ala.) product North Carolina has been pursuing.

UNC is interested in Troy verbal commitment Cody Core, a 6-foot-2, 183-pound athlete.

"Coach [Chris Kapilovic] came to the school [on Wednesday]," Core said. "He wanted me to come up there and take a visit. He wants me to get up there the last weekend [of January], but I have other options, so I really don't know. I have to talk to my parents."

Core has been verbally committed to Troy since late August. However, that hasn't stopped him from scheduling official visits to other schools.

Core, who officially visited Troy last weekend and is scheduled to officially visit Kentucky this weekend, is considering Arkansas State, Mississippi, and UNC for an official trip the weekend of Jan. 27.

"I just started talking to [UNC], so I really don't know my interest level," Core said. "I have Arkansas State scheduled for that weekend [of Jan. 27], but my parents and I are going to have to decide if we want to change that."

Core says Kapilovic offered him a UNC scholarship to play safety.

"[Kapilovic] said they want me to play safety, but if everything doesn't work out there, we can fall back on wide receiver," Core said.

Most other schools are recruiting Core as a wide receiver. He doesn't have a position preference.

"I'll do anything, really," Core said.

For most of his prep career, Core was strictly a wide receiver. However, seven games into his senior season, he was asked to pull double-duty and started the rest of the year at both wide receiver and safety.

In four games at safety, Core registered 31 tackles and three interceptions. Offensively, Core caught 24 passes for 610 yards and eight touchdowns, and 139 yards and two scores on 11 rushes.

Core says Peterson's commitment to UNC won't influence him.

"We have different interests," Core said. "His brother played for Coach Kap' at Southern Miss and he was committed to Southern Miss. So he's really close to Coach Kap'."

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